Broncos Youth Players and Young Guns coming through.

Fitzy

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His performance today did nothing to stymie my consistently growing admiration for him.

Great kid, great head on his shoulders and big future ahead of him.

It’s really easy to get excited about what he might become.
After those first 5 words I was ready to throw fists.
 

theshed

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Thats why you gotta read it all 😉

I’ve got a better number for you: 19.

Both his age AND the number of tackle breaks he had today.

19 tackle breaks is absurd!!
Have they released his total metres yet? His work rate and quick returns was massive
 

BroncsFan

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For a kid, he was immense.
Threatening with almost every touch.
Great work rate for a kid that hasn't played a whole lot at the position.

I reckon if he spent all of next year in ISC and working as the fullback through the pre-season he'd probably dominate the competition and be primed to take over the Broncos fullback role from 2023 onwards.

As has been mentioned by the ISC folks on here, he's largely just a runner of the ball at the moment and he's probably just feeling his way into the role, but I think if you hand him the responsibilities next year he'd start to realise where he's most effective and when to chime in, and you could see him really start to dominate and become a focal point of their attack.

Once he knows what he's doing at fullback and starts to wear that responsibility as the focal point of the team's attack, that's when I'd want to see him in first grade.

I think he could also quite easily take a center or wing spot in first grade as well, but does that help his fullback game??

This is where it's on the coaching staff and R&R to correctly identify the best role for him and how to develop him correctly... and it's these kinds of decisions that we need to be absolutely perfect on if we are going to get out of the current mess.
 

Sproj

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Great work rate for a kid that hasn't played a whole lot at the position.

I reckon if he spent all of next year in ISC and working as the fullback through the pre-season he'd probably dominate the competition and be primed to take over the Broncos fullback role from 2023 onwards.

As has been mentioned by the ISC folks on here, he's largely just a runner of the ball at the moment and he's probably just feeling his way into the role, but I think if you hand him the responsibilities next year he'd start to realise where he's most effective and when to chime in, and you could see him really start to dominate and become a focal point of their attack.

Once he knows what he's doing at fullback and starts to wear that responsibility as the focal point of the team's attack, that's when I'd want to see him in first grade.

I think he could also quite easily take a center or wing spot in first grade as well, but does that help his fullback game??

This is where it's on the coaching staff and R&R to correctly identify the best role for him and how to develop him correctly... and it's these kinds of decisions that we need to be absolutely perfect on if we are going to get out of the current mess.

Very well said indeed. He's a genuine superstar in the making but he looks like he could be a superstar in any backline position. I don't know what the best path for him to take is, there are benefits to leaving him in reserve grade at fullback, there are benefits to letting him learn at centre in first grade (where he looks like he could also be very good and Qld is screaming out for a centre option moving forward) and there are benefits to just throwing him the keys of the kingdom in first grade.

The more I have been thinking about it, I think I am starting to lean toward him being starting centre next year as it will benefit us having two strike centres, gives Niu a chance to own the position on the back of a preseason and gives Qld a gun centre option in the future which the Maroons REALLY need. Then, when Mariner is ready, you can always push Cobbo to fullback then.
 

BroncosFever

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I think he will get some time in the centres for a while, Tesi Niu was doing a pretty good job at fullback in the last couple of months in the season and he too had to earn his spot after Seibold threw him into the NRL when he was a bit too raw.

For mine Cobbo will be a much much better player than Tesi Niu has been or probably will be but right now, you'd have to say Tesi is a little more comfortable at NRL level and hasn't really done anything to lose his spot (he could be better under the high ball but you can't say for sure that Cobbo would be better either, some of those kicks are ridiculously hard to catch).

Be interesting to see what Kevvie does, I have Staggs filling one centre position and the other centre position is up between Brenko Lee, Farnsworth and Cobbo.

It's exciting, he could be anything.
 

ISIP

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The Bronco's have had great success in bringing through talented young players from the Redcliffe and Sunshine Coast, hopefully that continues in coming seasons.
 

barker

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The Bronco's have a very good centre locked up in 16 year old Norths Devils junior Lauloto Salei. Recently he was named as the Player of the Camp at a Bronco's Elite Development camp.
Does anyone have a team or squad list for the development camp game mentioned here?
 

1910

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The Bronco's have signed a talented fullback from Coombabah SHS in Lewis Symonds who is also an outstanding athlete who has won multiple Australian junior age competitions.

I watched him play fullback for Tweed CC this year.
 

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